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Poster: dark.starz Date: Jan 30, 2011 6:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Blues for Allah > An Egyptian Tribute

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1975-06-17.sbd.GEMS.96125.flac16

Witnessing the media coverage of the people's uprising in Cairo reminds of how often times we take for granted our quality of life and freedoms on these shores; (for the foreseeable future, anyway)

Yes, 08/13/75 would have been the preferable choice to stream but is no longer available here at the IA.

Go figure?

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Jan 30, 2011 9:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blues for Allah > An Egyptian Tribute

...Insh'allah...not our will but thine.

Take a minute of prayer, meditation, or silence & focus it (vibration-positive) toward our Egyptian sisters & brothers

& play one of the aforementioned shows L-O-U-D Blues for Allah...

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Poster: Zaorish Date: Jan 31, 2011 8:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blues for Allah > An Egyptian Tribute

Agreed. I see this as definitely a positive thing, whether or not they choose an Islamic democracy, I don't at the moment care too much.

The point is, it's a heartening thing to see a people collectively come together and--more peaceably than not--decide to take responsibility for their own government. It's an honorable thing and it takes courage from all involved.

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Poster: DeadATL Date: Feb 1, 2011 4:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blues for Allah > An Egyptian Tribute

Will you still think it's a "positive thing" if they choose an Islamic democracy heavily influenced by the Muslim Brotherhood? That is, what if a new democratic government treats women, homosexuals and religious minorities as second class citizens?

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Poster: Zaorish Date: Feb 1, 2011 5:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blues for Allah > An Egyptian Tribute

Yes, because they will learn from it.

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Poster: DeadATL Date: Jan 31, 2011 7:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blues for Allah > An Egyptian Tribute

Whatever the outcome of the events in Egypt, I worry about the safety of religious minorities - particularly the Copts.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jan 31, 2011 2:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blues for Allah > An Egyptian Tribute

I hope for the best. Seems very much like a popular, secular uprising rather than one driven by religious extremists. I would like to think that these protesting masses would NOT support an Islamic government.

Also, after that church bombing on NYE there were Muslims attending the Orthodox Christmas mass in a show of solidarity.

Maybe religious factions will be able to get along after all?

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Poster: face of space Date: Jan 31, 2011 4:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blues for Allah > An Egyptian Tribute

The Quran itself implies that Muslims are to protect monasteries and churches and synagogues and mosques - all places where God's name is extolled.

It goes on to say:
Those who believe and lead a righteous life have deserved forgiveness and a generous recompense.

As for those who strive to challenge our revelations, they incur Hell.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jan 31, 2011 6:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blues for Allah > An Egyptian Tribute

Thanks for adding this uplifting note, face.

It's interesting to learn this while considering the Shiite vs Sunni violence in Iraq for example. It's unfortunate that so many holy books and "pure" documents such as the Constitution have been manipulated by people in power, effectively creating meaning that goes against the original intention.

May the common man and woman and child world over prevail in the struggle for obtaining life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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Poster: face of space Date: Jan 31, 2011 9:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blues for Allah > An Egyptian Tribute

Suni-Shia is hard to figure out. Over the centuries some Shia groups have said wild things, and many now say things about the earliest followers that Sunnis can only find distasteful or heretical.

Heresy is tough to figure out too since there's no central authority. In fact, the freedom of opinion for scholars of Islam, and their fatwas on Sharia that were often in opposition to rulers, was central to similar freedoms gained in the development of universities and colleges in Europe. That's even down to now ceremonial dress and names of degrees and other phrases.

Even weirder is that English Common Law owes much to Sharia Law from Norman Sicily, and aspects of French law was influenced by the Sharia of North Africa and Egypt.

Ships of state sail in mirage and drown in sand...

Let's see with our heart these things our eyes have seen
And know the truth must still lie somewhere in between

(they say Allah is closer to you than your jugular vein, or maybe more correctly carotid artery)

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Poster: face of space Date: Jan 31, 2011 9:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blues for Allah > An Egyptian Tribute

Suni-Shia is hard to figure out. Over the centuries some Shia groups have said wild things, and many now say things about the earliest followers that Sunnis can only find distasteful or heretical.

Heresy is tough to figure out too since there's no central authority. In fact, the freedom of opinion for scholars of Islam, and their fatwas on Sharia that were often in opposition to rulers, was central to similar freedoms gained in the development of universities and colleges in Europe. That's even down to now ceremonial dress and names of degrees and other phrases.

Even weirder is that English Common Law owes much to Sharia Law from Norman Sicily, and aspects of French law was influenced by the Sharia of North Africa and Egypt.

Ships of state sail in mirage and drown in sand...

Let's see with our heart these things our eyes have seen
And know the truth must still lie somewhere in between

(they say Allah is closer to you than your jugular vein, or maybe more correctly carotid artery)

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